Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary, Titusville Florida - Walks, Guided Tours, Schools, Ecotourism.
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Friends of The Enchanted Forest


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Entrance sign to Enchanted Forest Sanctuary - Titusville Florida.

Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
HOURS: 9:00am - 5:00pm Daily

CLOSED ON MONDAYS
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve,
Christmas & New Years Day

444 Columbia Blvd.
Titusville, FL 32780

Located on the north side of State Route 405,
1/2 mile west of U.S. Route 1, in south Titusville.
Latitude: 28.533272, Longitude: -80.802476

Interpretive Tours: Saturdays at 10:00am. Other times by arrangement.
Cart tours available by arrangement.
Pets, bicycles and smoking are prohibited in the Sanctuary.


Events Happening In The Enchanted Forest

Friends of the
Enchanted Forest

444 Columbia Blvd.
Titusville, FL 32780
321-264-5192
WHO WE ARE

Directors
Committees

MEMBERSHIP
UPCOMING
ACTIVITIES

Earth Day

  • Hours, location
  • The Shoppe
  • PHOTO CLUB
    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    WISH LISTS

    About the Sanctuary

  • Gopher Tortoise
  • Indigo Snake
  • Hernandez Trail
  • Ellis/Addison Canal
  • Geology
  • Scrub Habitat
  • Woodlands Habitats
  • Ecosystems
  • Edible Plants
  • Plants #1
  • Seasonal Flowers
  • Scrub Burn 8/99
  • Management &
    Education Center

    321-264-5185
    EEL Volunteers
    Guide Training

    About EELs

  • EEL website
  • Barrier Island
  • Pine Island
  • Recreation Sanctuaries
  • Marked running (& hiking) trails in Brevard, FL EEL nature sanctuaries. Brochure opens in a new window.
    Click for printable brochure.
    Click for information about the North Brevard EEL nature sanctuaries.
    Click for detailed information.

    The Enchanted Forest

    Brevard County's Flagship Nature Sanctuary

    Gopher Tortoise Logo

    Printable
    PDF Printable Enchated Forest Brochure.
    Brochure
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    This Gopher Tortoise is no ordinary turtle. His burrow provides a cool Gopher Tortoise Motel and Restaurant. It is critical to the survival of many local critters in the hot sun and during the periodic fires that are needed to maintain their Scrub home. Our friend is the basis of one of the most complex interdependencies in the Florida Scrub.
    You will descend 15 to 20 feet from the desert-like Scrub on the ancient Atlantic Coastal Ridge into the shadowy, moist Mesic Hammock with its huge canopy. The interrelationship of elevation, soil, water, nutrients, and botany becomes evident. The plants of the temperate climate overlap with the plants of the sub-tropics in an unusual display of vegetation. You are on an Isotherm.
    General Hernandez built his road through here in 1837. The potentially devastating Addison Canal (1912) fortunately met its fate in our Coquina Ridge. Sitting under our Ancient Oak, listening to the birds, may make your mind wander back to the days when the Ais Indians, or even "Windover Man" roamed these woods. At the beautiful Swings you will appreciate the daring of more recent generations.
    Walking & Learning trails wander through timeless Scrub, Mesic, and Hydric ecosystems with their wide variety of endangered and threatened species. You can feel as well as learn the subjects of your Natural Science class or Merit Badge requirements. Or, you can satisfy your desire to be enchanted by the overwhelming beauty of primitive Florida woods.
    Visitors to the 471-acre Sanctuary experience wildlife observation and diverse plant life on over 4 miles of hiking trails. The Management & Education Center offers hands-on Exhibit Room, Discovery Room, gift shop, reference library and restrooms. There is an outdoor, open-air butterfly garden and the screened porch and amphitheatre provide venues for outdoor education.

    Universal accessible amenities include an exterior covered porch, the Ancient Oak amphitheater, outdoor Butterfly Garden and a trail to a scenic overlook over the Addison Canal.

    Guided Walks through the Forest Ecosystems

    Every Saturday at 10:00am
    A trained guide will lead you through the ecosystems and interpret the geology, native plants, the uniqueness of this sanctuary, as well as the historic and cultural sites that you pass.
    For information: 321-264-5185
    The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is the Flagship Sanctuary
    of Brevard County's Environmentally Endangered Lands Program

    The 471 (originally 393) acre Enchanted Forest Sanctuary encompasses one of the last remaining large tracts of coastal hardwood forest in east central Florida. Its purchase was spearheaded by local community efforts. Acquisition became possible through the joint effort of The Nature Conservancy and far sighted Brevard County residents who imposed a tax upon themselves to create the county's Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program. Florida's Preservation 2000 Program and Conservation and Recreation Lands (CARL) Program have offset some of the costs.



    Enchanted Forest Bird Checklist
    The Shoppe Needs Volunteers
    Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Receives Landscape Award
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    Map of 444 Columbia Blvd.
    Titusville, FL  32780
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    Directions to 444 Columbia Blvd.
    Titusville, FL 32780
    Enchanted Forest Trail Map

    Printable Trails Map


    WebSites that Friends of the Enchanted Forest should know about.

    Enchanted Forest Photo Gallery
    PHOTO GALLERY

    Click for a huge, detailed enlargement.
    Click for a huge map.

    7/2007 Map - PDF
    Indian Mound Field Trip (Click)
    Click for enlargement.
    Guide to the
    Butterfly Gardens
    INDEX OF PHOTOGRAPY COLLECTIONS
    Out There - Outdoor experiences in the Titusville area.

    Brochures:
    Owls Of Florida
    Florida Burrowing Owl
    Florida Crested Caracara

    To EEL web site.EEL Brochure
    Includes Recreation Map

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    Ecotourism on
    Florida's Space Coast

    Encyclopedia Britannica Award

    • Pictures of construction are posted here.
    • Developing the Hands on Exhibits
    Other interesting links:
    Florida-Friendly Landscaping
    Oculina Reef
    Project Backyard Brevard
    Native Gardening & Invasive Plants Guide

    ||| Sea Rocket Chapter Florida Native Plant Society || Florida Native Plant Society || Land Cover of Florida (Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission) || Florida Plants Online || Florida Museum of Natural History's Guide to Florida's Venomous Snakes || Earth Day Network || University of Florida's Online guide to the Snakes of Florida || Florida Museum of Natural History - HERPETOLOGY || The Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants and Animals of Florida || Florida Master Naturalist Program || Project WILD || Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants || Official list of Florida's endangered species, threatened species and species of special concern || FSCA - A Gallery of Florida Insects || GreenBrevard: "Preserving and Improving Florida's Space Coast" || Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network |||


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